An Alton man is accused of trying to solicit a 13 year old girl. 35 year old Bradley D. Northway of the 800 block of Spruce Street, is charged with indecent solicitation of a child and grooming during an alleged incident earlier this year. He was formally charged on Monday.
According to the charges, Northway used the Internet to contact the victim and tried to get the girl to send him nude photos and indicated he wanted to have sex with the girl. Authorities say an adult found one of the communications from Northway and contacted police. The FBI investigated the case and presented their finding to the Madison County State's Attorney's Office, who filed charges this week. In addition, Northway must stay away from the home of the victim and remain at least 500 feet from her. His bond is set at $50,000. Northway is a former animal control officer for the City of Alton.